auger won't stop spinning - Snowblower Forum : Snow Blower Forums
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #1 of 6 Old 02-01-2019, 08:01 PM Thread Starter
Junior Member
Join Date: Jun 2018
Posts: 2
Post Thanks / Like
Thanks (Given): 0
Thanks (Received): 0
Likes (Given): 0
Likes (Received): 0
Unhappy auger won't stop spinning

Hi everyone I have a Poulin Pro snow blower and replaced the Impeller belt now the augers won't stop turning when I release the auger lever.
Dianne Parker is offline  
Sponsored Links
post #2 of 6 Old 02-01-2019, 08:08 PM
Senior Member
WVguy's Avatar
Join Date: Nov 2018
Location: Eastern WV panhandle
Posts: 357
Post Thanks / Like
Thanks (Given): 1
Thanks (Received): 33
Likes (Given): 8
Likes (Received): 127
It is probably that the auger adjustment was set to account for some stretching in the old belt. When you replaced the belt the adjustment was then needed to account for the now-shorter belt. Look in the manual to see how to adjust the auger setting. Or post the model and serial number at least, maybe some photos, and others can help. I'm not familiar with Poulin snow blowers.
WVguy is offline  
post #3 of 6 Old 02-01-2019, 08:17 PM
Senior Member
Join Date: Jun 2014
Location: Ontario, Canada eh
Posts: 1,014
Post Thanks / Like
Thanks (Given): 2
Thanks (Received): 48
Likes (Given): 56
Likes (Received): 168
might have to pull the belt cover and check things out. might have broke a return spring on the belt tension or maybe the tensioner is sticking.

arien 520 snow blower 6.5hp swap
yardworks 31AH6WKF515
crazzywolfie is online now  
post #4 of 6 Old 02-01-2019, 09:13 PM
Junior Member
Join Date: Dec 2017
Posts: 8
Post Thanks / Like
Thanks (Given): 0
Thanks (Received): 1
Likes (Given): 3
Likes (Received): 2
Don't know how Poulan is setup, but your auger lever probably uses a cable that goes down to activate the auger.

Follow the cable down and you should find an adjuster portion with a couple of lock nuts. Loosening the locknuts and then turning the adjuster allows you to adjust the freeplay in the cable. You need to put a little more freeplay in the cable. This will allow the auger to disengage.

Find the correct spot and then tighten the locknuts back up.

If you don't have an adjustment on the cable here is a video showing the second method to adjust the idler pulley.
Check his you tube channel for lots of other videos. He probably has one on how to do the cable adjustment.

Russell is offline  
post #5 of 6 Old 02-02-2019, 06:57 PM
Join Date: Nov 2018
Location: Weedsport, NY
Posts: 42
Post Thanks / Like
Thanks (Given): 1
Thanks (Received): 1
Likes (Given): 4
Likes (Received): 14
One thing that can cause the problem, if you have them. In the picture above, there are 2 bolts or pins next to the engine pulley. When the belt is under tension the belt should have like 1/4" clearance. if it is too great the belt will slap back and forth and keep engaging it's self.

If I can't fix it, I can screw it up so bad that no one else can either!
Greg13 is offline  
post #6 of 6 Old 02-02-2019, 09:00 PM
Senior Member
JLawrence08648's Avatar
Join Date: Jan 2017
Location: Lawrenceville NJ
Posts: 2,121
Post Thanks / Like
Thanks (Given): 89
Thanks (Received): 175
Likes (Given): 68
Likes (Received): 406
You could have too narrow a belt and now sits lower in the pulley and is grabbing.

Did you use the original belt or a clone? Look up the original size and measure the belt you put on, sometimes these belts are not accurate. The belt you put on may be smaller thus it's grabbing.

It's this a mower blower belt or an automotive belt? The angle of the sides are cut differently.

1986 Ariens ST522, 5hp, 22"
1995 Murray Craftsman 10hp, 29" w. 12" impeller
A 1983 Real John Deere 10hp, 32" w. 12" impeller, 16" auger, 20" high front, cast iron gear box, chains
Noma 9hp, 27" w. 12" impeller
Noma 5hp, 24" w. 12" impeller, 20" high front
Gravely Convertible, 12hp Kohler cast iron, 26" width, 600 lbs of cast iron & steel, 2 speed impeller, 4 ground speeds
Dynamark 8hp, 26", 12" impeller, for sale
Several other 5hp, 8hp, several 2 cycle, all for sale
JLawrence08648 is offline  
Sponsored Links

Quick Reply

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Snowblower Forum : Snow Blower Forums forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:


Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome